Longboard Test Setup:
Maxxspeed Garuda V2
REY Death Reys 45*
Seismic Tekton bearings
Thane Double Stuffed
When I first received these wheels, I liked the fact that they were plain white - no annoying graphics (which wear out anyway). They also looked like any of the almost $20 more expensive wheels like Cloud Ride Ozones, Blood Orange Morgans, RAD Releases, Orangatangs Kilmers, etc. But did they perform like them too? Let's see.
Thane Double Stuffed wheels are centerset, measure at 70mm with a contact patch of 42mm, width of 46mm and durometer of 80a.
Personally, I love white wheels.
Here are the Thane Double Stuffed wheels on my setup looking very snazzy.
As I started going down the hill and went into my first slide, I was surprised that the wheels felt already broken in. Yes they have a stone ground surface, but usually you still need to throw in a few slides before breaking them in. Not the case here. It was about 55 degrees out when I was riding so this may have had a bit of an impact in the way they left thane, but there were faint thane lines after the first few slides. Thane Double Stuffed have a durometer of 80a but they felt a bit harder than that. Maybe 81a or even 82a. I'll try them out as it starts getting warmer out and we'll see if that changes.
As I was riding, I was thinking: "what wheels do these remind me of?". Maybe a mix between the new Blood Orange Morgans wheels (but not as chalky and as fast wearing) and Orangatang's Keanus 86a (yellow ones). For $38.95, Thane Double Stuffed sure are a steal. Finally some affordable yet excellent wheels out there.
These wheels sure were fun! They were consistent while sliding, left some thane but not too much where you'd wear out the wheel in a day and for the price....awesome! I was very pleased with Thane Double Stuffed and you will be too.
Thank you go Maxxspeed Garuda, REYs trucks, Seismic Tekton bearings and Ojoom pucks for making this riding experience fun and possible :)
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